SANTA CLARA (KCBS) – The city of Santa Clara has agreed to pay out nearly $500,000 to settle a Muslim resident’s claim that he was unlawfully arrested during a police raid at his home two years ago.
Muhammad Moneeb, a Pakistani-American who is also a US Customs agent, said police with dogs and assault rifles ransacked his home in 2014. The raid involved a stolen camera that was not found.READ MORE: Ready To Restart The Race: Phil Keoghan Talks About The Return Of 'The Amazing Race' After A 19-Month "Pit Stop"
Moneeb was arrested, but charges against him were later dropped. His attorney told the San Francisco Chronicle that the arrest was illegal.READ MORE: COVID: Testing In Contra Costa County Nearly Double Pandemic Peak During Omicron Surge
“This has been a pretty traumatic experience for our family,” Moneeb said in a 2014 interview. “We have been residents of Santa Clara for the past 20 years and everybody was shocked.”MORE NEWS: San Francisco Superior Court Appoints First Black Woman As Chief of Adult Probation
The city is paying Moneeb and his family $350,000 and his legal bills, which are nearly $150,000.